Lets see those center pieces?

posted 3 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
4043 posts
Honey bee

It cost about $11 per centerpiece. I bought the vases at Walmart and the Dollar Tree. The rocks in the bottom of the vases and the silver were from the Dollar Tree as well. Floating candles, table numbers and “Love” signs were from Michaels (with a 40% off coupon), while the fake apples were a clearance item. The white carnations were from Sam’s Club ($75 for 150 fresh, beautiful stems).


Post # 4
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Here’s my inspiration:

What I think mine will look more like though with orange roses (also from Sam’s) and a scattering of white seashells around the base:

Post # 5
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Re: Cost

$105 for 125 orange roses from Sam’s 

$10 for floral tape and wire

$7.90 for 10 silver buckets from Ikea (vases for flowers)

$14 for tealights and tealight holders from Ikea

$25 for seashells and starfish from Seashell co online

$30 for tablecloths from My Paper Shop online

Less than $20 per centerpiece; total of 10 centerpieces; 8 for tables and 2 for decorating the guest book table and cake table.

*Flowers are also being used for my bouquet and 3 smaller bridesmaid bouquets.

Post # 6
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

We had a combo of high/low centerpieces at the reception as well as some larger ones on the food tables and mantles. 


Post # 8
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

This is my inspiration for centerpieces…I am working on putting together a mock up of one soon! I love the books.

I showed FI though and his first response was “Well those are all going to get stolen”…ugh…what? I told him since I am not planning on using my own personal book collection, I wouldn’t really care…but then he said it was too expensive. It’s really not, the old books can be found many places including library book sales where often times they let you load up a bag of books for a few dollars at most!

Post # 10
1662 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I’m having 4 Tall centerpieces (below w/ flowers) only fuller/more flowers, 2 talls with feathers only, 4 small centerpieces similar to small arrangement below but fuller as well, and 3 short feather only centerpieces.  They are costing me in Chicago $275/each for talls w/ flowers, $125 each tall w/ feathers, $145 for the shorts w/flowers and $125 for the shorts w/feathers.

My inspirations

Get Inspired By The Great Gatsby | Arabia Weddings
The Great Gatsby (2013) | NYC Premiere: Centerpieces created for the premiere party at The Plaza Hotel.

Post # 11
1397 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I had candles.  I really did not want flowers inside since I am rather allergic to them.  I also wanted something that would add light to the room once the lights were turned down for the dancing.

Post # 12
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Here are ours we are having a mixture of high $23  & low’s $10. We are attempting to have as many DIY projects to keep within our budget =)


Post # 14
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Here is a mock up of our centerpieces… I don’t have any of the professional photos yet, but everyone at the wedding said they looked great!

I wrapped old wine bottle with twine, my DH and his dad made the boxes out of old pallets, and I ordered the flowers (day of) from Costco. 

Wine Bottles- collected from friends
Twine- $24.00
Mason Jars – $24.00 (2 dozen)
Pallets to make boxes- Free 

That basically makes the cost per centerpiece minus flowers $3.69. We bought 60 stems of hydrangeas that we used to make our bouquets and centerpieces for $212. There were 3 hydrangeas in each centerpiece… So in you include that it was $10.59/centerpiece for 13 centerpieces.

Post # 15
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@bmo88:  do you recall what size floating candles you used?

Post # 16
3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013


Our center pieces – we also had logs for the windows and cocktail tables:

Lisianthus, baby’s breath, cornflowers, club moss and hypernicum – grandma grew the cornflower in her garden specifically for the wedding. I made the name cards out of wood we cut in my husbands’ cottage.

As I’m Swedish, tea lights were a MUST (we’re addicted as a nation). Got lanterns from IKEA plus dragged a bunch of mason jars with me from Canada.


Logs – free (from my uncles forest)

Flowers – $275, but that included flowers for my hair and for my flower girl

Lanterns and tea lights – $113

Mason jars – $18

TOTAL: $406. This could have been way cheaper if I had picked more flowers myself, but I was too stressed out to have time for that.


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